Category: Design

Your Website is Never Done

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Design, Productivity & Processes

It’s time for a mindset shift when it comes to your website – stop thinking of it as a static piece of collateral and start thinking of it as something you update consistently, like one of your social media feeds.

Is Your Audience Engaged… or Addicted?

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Design, Technology

Social media is built on an addictive hook model. So what does this mean for content creators when using “engagement” as a performance metric?

Are the number of likes on an image a sign of success, or a sign of an audience with a heavier addiction to social media?

Branding Yourself Authentically

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Brand, Design

Answering the question:

“How do I brand myself without coming off as fake, aggressive or annoying?”

Spoiler: you are probably none of those things.

Understanding User Needs

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Access & UX Guide, Design

I watched Get Organized by The Home Edit and was very surprised by the lack of attention paid to user needs.

In this post I talk about that, the importance understanding your user’s needs, and my own decision when it came to including pricing on my website!

Starting a Redbubble Shop

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Creativity, Design, Shop

Introducing… the Pretty Content Redbubble shop!

Find out why I chose Redbubble, how I design my laptop stickers, and how much money Redbubble artists make!

Plus, a little bit about my plans for the future…

Creating a Colour Palette

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Design

I create colour palettes quite often when working with my visual identity and brand clients, so I thought I’d run through a few different tips and resources for DIYing your own colour palette!

From using existing palettes, to playing with a random generator, to creating your own palette from a moodboard — I’m covering all my tried and tested methods for injecting colour into a design!

Switching from Adobe Illustrator to Affinity Designer

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Design

I’ve been using Adobe for design work for as long as I can remember. When I first started creating websites, Photoshop was the industry standard. Looking back, it’s really hard to see why.

I pay monthly for Photoshop and Lightroom currently, but they’re definitely photo editing programs (and that’s what I use them for), not fit for designing a website.

I decided to look for an alternative, and I found Affinity Designer.

Agility vs. The Big Reveal

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Design, Productivity & Processes

I wanted to write a pretty casual post about my working style because it’s been bouncing around my head a lot the last couple of weeks!

I started this week dead set on trying the method of blocking out certain days for certain related tasks. I thought I’d have a day of admin, a day of blog post writing, a day of design work. But, you know, Thursday is my shopping day, and oh, I need to sort out a new bank account, and actually I want to start this new project right away. The next thing I knew, my plan was completely out the window.

And it was only 12:04pm on Monday.

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